Almond stars

Recipe from: 12/1/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 9
Servings 40
Time 30 minutes


  • 250
    ground almonds
  • 250
    icing sugar
  • 50
  • 1
    ground cinnamon
  • 1
    ground mixed spice
  • 10
    vanilla essence
  • 30
    Kirsch or cherry liqueur
  • 2
    large egg whites
  • 50


10 minutes
Place almonds in a bowl, and sieve in icing sugar, cocoa and spices.
Stir in vanilla and Kirsch.
Beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into almond mixture to make a firm dough.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Spread the sugar on a clean work surface and roll out the dough on the sugar until it is about 1 cm thick.
Cut out star shapes.
If you are going to hang the stars on the tree, use a straw to punch out a hole in each one, through which to thread ribbon.
Place stars on a greased and lined baking tray and set aside for four hours.
Bake in a preheated 200 °C oven for six to eight minutes (they should still be a little soft inside).
Set aside until cool.
Once cool, brush with a little water and sprinkle with a little extra sugar.

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